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First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Après de brèves études en sciences politiques,Thierry Félix décide de se consacrer à la musique. Tout en parachevant son étude du piano, il poursuit des études de musicologie à la Sorbonne. Il commence le chant avec Yves Sotin et obtient une première médaille au niveau régional. Il poursuit sa formation avec Noëlle Courtis. Il se produit dans des concerts et oratorios à Paris et en province. En 1988, il remporte le premier prix de l'UFAM et il rentre premier nommé au conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris dans la classe de Jane Berbié. En 1989, il se produit au théâtre des Champs-Elysées et dans d'autres salles parisiennes dans des concerts et remporte un deuxième prix au concours international des Maîtres du chant français. En 1990, il obtient un premier prix de chant dans la catégorie oratorio et devient lauréat du concours international de chant Mozart à Vienne. En 1991, il se produit à la salle Pleyel et enregistre son premier disque à la radio suisse italienne dans un opéra de C.E. Soliva (prix du disque suisse). Il chante son premier Figaro de Mozart sous la direction de Pascal Verrot. Il obtient un premier prix de chant à l'unanimité dans la catégorie opéra au conservatoire. En 1992, il obtient le Premier Prix de du Concours Reine Elisabeth. Il débute une carrière internationale. Il se produit dans des salles prestigieuses en concert et récital (Concertgebow, Musikverein, Orchardhall au Japon, Royal Albert Hall). Au théâtre, il chante dans les Contes d'Hoffmann, Carmen à la Bastille, die Frau ohne Schatten et Salomé avec Semyon Bychkov, C.von Dohnanyi au Châtelet; Don Giovanni et Platée à l'Opéra de Flandres d'Anvers, Cosi fan tutte à la Monnaie de Bruxelles (Guglielmo), Marullo dans Rigoletto aux chorégies d'Orange, Dandini (Cenerentola) à Rouen, Serse à Genève, Thésée (Hippolyte et Aricie) au Palais Garnier, Les pélerins de la Mecque et Samson et Dalila à Montpellier, Zoroastre à nouveau au Châtelet et à Caen. Il est Leporello à l'Opéra Comique, Bartolo à St-Gallen, Kuno (Freischütz) à Lausanne; Anacréon (Rameau) à Tokyo. Il chante également à Toulouse dans un Châpeau de paille d'Italie de Nino Rota et la Rondine de Puccini, au Thèâtre San Carlo de Naples dans Carmen. La Bohème, Avatar, Don Giovanni et Die lustige Weiber von Windsor à St Gallen. A Marseille, il est Truffaldino dans Ariadne auf Naxos, en Espagne, Fairy Queen de Purcell, tournée avec Christophe Rousset( Barcelona, Bilbao, Salamanca, Malagà), Figaro à Tours, Zuniga dans Carmen au Stade de France,... Récitaliste et concertiste, Thierry Félix se produit partout en Europe notamment au Mozarteum de Salzburg, à Londres au Wigmore Hall avec Charles Spencer, à Paris au Musée du Louvre avec Maciej Pikulski, à la Salle Gaveau, Musée d'Orsay (Dalton Baldwin), à la comédie des Champs-Elysées (Jean-Philippe Collard), à Radio-France avec Christain Ivaldi, au Japon, au Canada (premier prix des radios francophones). Il participe à plusieurs tournées avec William Christie, Marc Minkowski et Christophe Rousset. Thierry Félix a enregistré chez Arcana des Lieder de Schubert (Goethelieder et die Schöne Müllerin) en compagnie de Paul Badura-Skoda, des mélodies de Fauré (4 ffff Telerama) et Debussy. Chez DGG/ARCHIV avec Les musiciens du Louvre: Cantates françoises, Anacréon (Diapason d'or) et Acis et Galatée. Chez ERATO avec William Christie: Les vèpres de la beata Vergine Maria de Monterverdi et Les fêtes d'Hébé de Rameau(Grammy Awards 1998).
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Second Prize
Before moving to Germany, Brazilian tenor Reginaldo Pinheiro won several voice competitions in his home country. He studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe and continued to win prizes at competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth Competition, ARD Musikwettbewerb, the Luisa Todi and Francisco Vinas competitions. His interests turned gradually from opera to concert, developing his repertoire from Bach oratorios to romantic repertoire by Mendelssohn, Rossini and Verdi, whose Requiem he sings most often. His performances bring him throughout Europe, South-America, the United States and Israel. A pedagogue and masterclass teacher, he has been on the faculties of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the Conservatorium Maastricht. Since 2001 Reginaldo Pinheiro teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.
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Third Prize
American mezzo-soprano Wendy Hoffman (Minnesota, 1960) was a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She performed in theatres throughout America and won numerous prizes there, e.g. at the Metropolitan, the Santa Fe and the San Francisco Operas. After a brilliant career at the Metropolitan Opera and numerous concerts worldwide, Wendy Hoffman has passed away in 2005 owing to the effects of a grave illness.
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Fourth Prize
Regina Nathan's career in opera, concert and recital has taken her from her native Ireland across Europe, and as far as Kuala Lumpur and New York's Carnegie Hall. She has appeared in opera at Madrid's Teatro Réal, Brussels' La Monnaie, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Opéra de Genève, Luzern Stadttheater, Israeli Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera de Nice, Opéra de Nantes, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Opera Zuid, Stadttheater Giessen, as well as Opera Ireland. She has sung major lyric soprano roles throughout her career. Her repertoire ranges from the title role in Cavalli's La Calisto to the world-premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage's The Country of the Blind for the Aldeburgh Festival/English National Opera. Regina has appeared as Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, Moore’s Baby Doe, Gluck's Euridice, Verdi's Violetta, Bizet's Léïla, Offenbach's Antonia and Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Her portrayal of the role of Puccini's Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly for Opera Ireland and at the Stadttheater Giessen was hailed with critical acclaim as was her role of Cleopatra in Handel's Julius Caesar and Norma in Bellin’s Norma. Regina has worked with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Edo De Waart, Kent Nagano, and Frans Bruggen. Mahler's Eighth Symphony has taken her to Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, London's Royal Albert Hall, and the opening concert of Manchester's Bridgewater Hall; Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate to Brussels and Israel, and Rachmaninov's The Bells to London's Royal Festival Hall. A devoted recitalist, Regina Nathan's talents also embrace everything from classic Lieder to traditional Irish song. She has enraptured audiences throughout Ireland, London's Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and famously with Placido Domingo in a sold out audience at Dublin's Point Theatre. Her recordings include Britten, Complete Folk Song Arrangements (Hyperion), Mahler’s Symphony No.8 (BMG), Donizetti’s Maria de Rudenz (Opera Rara) and of course Faith of our Fathers, alongside Frank Patterson. She has also recorded two solo CD's, "With Love" (Lunar Records)and the CD "Ave Maria" with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Fifth Prize
Born in Santiago de Chile, Cristina Gallardo-Domas studied at the at the Escuela Moderna de Música, where she gained her higher diploma in singing. She completed her studies at the Julliard School in New York. Her debut took place in 1990, at the Municipal Theatre, Santiago, in the title-role of Madama Butterfly. She took part in various singing competitions, garnering top-prizes, such as the Queen Elisabeth, Pavarotti, Licia Albanese competitions and Young Artist Emergency Fund. In 1993 she debuted in Europe, in Suor Angelica at the Spoleto Festival, and at Teatro alla Scala in La Rondine in 1994. She has been invited to the most important international opera houses, such as the La Scala of Milan, the Metropolitan of New York, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House of London, and in the cities of Paris, Munich, Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, the Salzburg Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and in Tokyo. She has worked with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Nicolas Harnoncourt, Christian Thielemann, James Levine, George Prêtre, Valery Gergiev and with the directors Franco Zeffirelli, David Poutney, Harry Kupfer, Peter Stein, Willy Decker, Juergen Flimm, Robert Carsen and Anthony Minghella. In summer 2008, she recorded Puccini’s Edgar at Torre del Lago Festival for the label Unitel. She performed in the world premier of the opera Il Postino, inspired by Pablo Neruda’s literary works, staged in Los Angeles in 2010, and then in Wien and Paris. Most recently she performed La Vida Breve in Valencia, title that she will sing again in 2012.
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Sixth Prize
Dutch soprano Marisca Mulder studied with Mya Besselink at the Conservatorium Maastricht and Catherine Green in New York. She has won prizes at the Cristina Deutekom Competition in Enschede (The Netherlands) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition. After graduating, she became part of the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper. At the Staatstheater Kassel she elaborated her repertoire with the roles of Pamina, Ilia, Norina, Rosina, Sophie and Gilda. She has also performed regularly at the Dutch Opera (Karolka, Tebaldo and Frasquita) and at the Opera Zuid (The Netherlands) as Gretel. At the Erfurter Theater she has sung Violetta, Rusalka, Jenny (Mahagonny), Kätchen (Carl Rheintalers, Das Kätchen von Heilbronn) and Antonia. As a singer of Lied and oratorio she has appeared in Venice (Schubert-Recital for RAI), Brussels (Monnaie Opera), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) and Münich (Gasteig). Marisca Mulder has worked with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marc Soustrot, Adam Fischer, Michel Swierczewski, Friedrich Haider, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Wolfgang Trommer, Ingo Metzmacher and Edo de Waart, and with directors such as Willy Decker, Richard Jones, Andreas Homoki, Jürgen Flimm, Saskia Boddeke, Peter Greenaway, Ivo van Hove, Sebastian Baumgarten, Guy Montavon, Wolfram Mehring and Istvan Szabó.
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Seventh Prize
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Eighth Prize
Soprano Vera Dobrolubowa is a National Artist of the Russian Federation and Honored Artist of the Ukraine. Born in Siberia, she has devoted herself to music since childhood. In 1986, she graduated with honors from The Glinka's Gorky State Conservatory, with a diploma in opera, chamber music and singing education. She is a laureate of several international vocal competitions, including the Maria Callas International Vocal Competition, the Glinka XIII All-Union Vocal Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition. She was also awarded with the title of Laureate of the Irina Arkhipova Fund in 2006 for her great contribution to the advancement of classical music and for the support of its development in the Ivanovo Region. In the same year, she became a soloist of the Yaroslavl State Philharmonia. Her repertoire is varied and many-sided: Tchaikovsky, Rachhmaninov, vocal chamber music compositions of German and French composers, opera arias, etc. In 2001-2005 she accepted an offer to work in public service. She was vice governor of the Ivanovo Region and chief of the Department of Culture and Art of the same region.
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Ninth Prize
The Belgian coloratura soprano Catherine Vandevelde studied at the Antwerp Conservatory. Her national and international prizes have led to engagements in her native country (notably at the Flanders Festival), as well as in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Great Britain. She has performed with, among others, the BRTN-Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, I Fiamminghi, the Collegium Instumentale Brugense, and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Mons. Catherine Vandevelde has recorded the works of Delibes, Mozart,Sternefeld, Strauss, Mortelmans and Offenbach for various radio and television stations, and has two CD recordings on Erato and Impuls. Her repertoire ranges from baroque to the most contemporary, from opera to Lieder and oratorio. Catherine Vandevelde teaches at the Bruges Conservatory.
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Tenth Prize
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